Vancouver Marmot

Vancouver Marmot

inspiration I googled “endangered species winter” and went to the world Atlas 10 most threatened animals in North America. Enchanted by this critter, I found this photo of the Vancouver marmot:...
boggomoss snail

boggomoss snail

Creation I began with a pencil sketch. The forms in this painting are quite simple. I decided not to struggle with making the spiral mathematically correct, but to surrender to the limitations of my body. The next step was to add basic color and form – greens and...
whimsical marten

whimsical marten

Inspiration Because this month is about whimsy, I googled “whimsical animals” and had a good time looking at various styles. I don’t want to put clothes on an animal, but I like the art that plays with colors. This doesn’t answer the “what am I painting”...
Lady’s slipper orchid

Lady’s slipper orchid

Inspiration I thought it was about time to paint a “vegetable,” rather than an “animal.” I spent some time searching “endangered flowers Minnesota.” The Lady’s slipper is the state flower of Minnesota. The source photo I found is...
Tiger

Tiger

Inspiration On one hand, I am NOT confident that I will be able to paint this month (or perhaps ever again), on the other hand, I’m thinking about what I’d like to do this month. It’s “share strengths” month, so I searched for strongest animals. I’m cross-referencing...